CW puts six back to work

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The aftermath of the Hollywood work stoppage can't keep Superman, the demon-hunting Winchester brothers, and New York private-school girls in plaid skirts down.

While some shows are calling this television season a done deal, the CW is asking six of its top shows to return to work and produce up to half a dozen new episodes to air this season, says Media Week.

The six shows getting the call for "five or six more episodes" are Smallville, Supernatural, Reaper, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and The Game. The network hopes to get new episodes on the air by mid-to-late April, with the half-hour comedy The Game getting as many as nine fresh episodes beginning next month.

As for the rest of the CW's slate, Aliens in America, which produced a hearty 18 episodes before being shut down by the strike, will not go back to work. The unaired episodes will air eventually, but the status of the show returning for a second season is currently uncertain. Life is Wild and Girlfriends will not be back and are likely done for good.

More news from studios detailing their updating schedules is expected in the near future. For more on the writers' strike, check out TV.com's Strike Source, featuring up-to-date statuses on shows, the latest information, and more.

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